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President Gerald R. Ford

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President Gerald R. Ford
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38th President of the United States, in office from August 9, 1974 to January 20, 1977.

Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
7 July 1975Special Message to the Congress Proposing Federal-Aid Highway Legislation
To: The United States Congress
From: President Gerald R. Ford

Letter
- 1 page
28 July 1975Letter to Congressional Committee Chairmen Recommending Extension of Automobile Emission Standards.
To: The United States Congressional Committee Chairmen (Jennings Randolph & Harley O. Staggers)
From: President Gerald R. Ford

Letter
- 1 page
13 November 1975Special Message to the Congress Proposing Reform of Motor Carrier Regulation
To: The United States Congress
From: President Gerald R. Ford

Letter
- 1 page
15 April 1976Presidential Proclamation 4443 National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 1976
President Gerald Ford
HTML - 1 page
30 June 1976Presidential Proclamation 4447
President Gerald Ford
HTML - 1 page


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
August 12, 1974Statement on a General Motors Price Increase for 1975 Automobiles and Trucks.President Gerald Ford
August 21, 1974Statement on a General Motors Announcement of a Reduction in 1975 Price Increases.President Gerald Ford
September 4, 1974Message to the Congress Transmitting Annual Reports on Highway, Traffic, and Motor Vehicle Safety Programs.President Gerald Ford
October 28, 1974Statement on Signing the Motor Vehicle and School bus Safety Amendments of 1974.President Gerald Ford
January 4, 1975Statement on Signing the Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974President Gerald R. Ford
June 5, 1975Statement on Signing a Federal-Aid Highway Funds Bill.President Gerald R. Ford
June 27, 1975Statement Urging Extension of Automobile Emission Standards Deadline.President Gerald R. Ford
July 7, 1975Remarks Upon Signing the Special Message to the Congress Proposing Federal-Aid Highway Legislation.President Gerald R. Ford
May 5, 1976Statement on Signing the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1976.President Gerald R. Ford
June 25, 1976Message to the Congress Transmitting Annual Reports on Highway, Traffic, and Motor Vehicle Safety Programs.President Gerald R. Ford


Quotes

Excerpt from Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session in Milwaukee at an Economic Forum of the Wisconsin Association of Manufacturers and Commerce (April 2, 1976)

TEAMSTERS TRUCKING STRIKE

Q. Mr. President, this is an economic forum, I am told, and the question I have, while it is simple, has considerable economic impact today. Do you intend to invoke the cooling-off period in the Taft-Hartley Act in the present Teamsters strike?

THE PRESIDENT. I intend to anticipate that the negotiations between labor and management will result in a contract, and I received a telephone call last night late from Secretary of Labor Usery who felt that progress had been made. I received a call from him earlier today just before landing here. He was increasingly optimistic, although he said they still had one or two very difficult problems to resolve.

I think it would be harmful as far as the current negotiations for me to say I am going to do this if you don't do that. They are making headway. I am optimistic that they will solve their problems, both as to money and the various other issues, and I don't think it would be constructive for me to indicate what I am going to do, because I think they are going to solve it themselves, which is the best way under the American system.

Q. Mr. President, my question has just been answered. [Laughter] I thank you.

Excerpt from Interview on the NBC News' Program "Today." (September 14, 1976)

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

MR. BROKAW. Mr. President, I want to ask you about some issues that are in the news this morning.

There is a good chance, it now appears, that there will be a strike at the Ford Motor Company. Do you anticipate that it will be necessary for the Government to get involved in a mediation effort because, after all, as you well know, this could be critical to economic recovery in this country?

THE PRESIDENT. Until midnight tonight, Tom, the labor-management representatives will be still negotiating on the Ford-UAW [United Auto Workers] differences. I think it would therefore be premature for me--until at least the end of the strike deadline--for me to make any comment one way or another.

I do hope through the normal processes of labor-management negotiations that labor on the one hand and management on the other will settle them, because a strike at the Ford Motor Company could have and would have some Unfavorable aspects as far as our economy is concerned.


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